Payton Henson has been a dominant force for the Siloam Spring basketball team over the past two years. On Tuesday afternoon he signed his national letter of intent to continue his playing career at Tulane University. The six foot eight senior had many offers from Division I schools, but in the end it was a visit to the campus in New Orleans that made his decision easy
"The campus was absolutely beautiful." Said Henson. "When we were there on the visit it was so welcoming. I felt like I could feel the community environment and I loved that about it."
The Siloam Springs basketball gym was packed with proud community members as they watched one of their own sign with a Divison I University.
"Everybody in the community shares in the excitement," said Siloam Springs Head Coach Tim Stewart. "One of their own has worked hard and has the opportunity to play at a really good school in front of a good crowd. We will get to see him play on television. It’s a great accomplishment."
While getting to play basketball at such an elite level is a dream come true for Henson, he is also looking forward to getting a premier education.
"It’s very highly known for its education," said the Senior stand-out. "It’s nice to know when I come out of that I will have great opportunities where ever I go."
With the anticipation of signing day over, Peyton is looking forward to getting back with his team and accomplishing there goal of winning a 7A State Title.